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Difficulty I-III
Length 8 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 26 minutes ago 401 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/26/2019 3:45 pm

River Description

This run starts roughly from the Nevada border and ends at the western edge of Reno where you can continue on downstream on the town run.

Additional Information

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority publishes a river recreation map. Download the pdf from the map link to the right or you can pick one up at their offices in town. Call 775-834-8000 or visit the office at 1155 Corporate Blvd. in Reno.

Additional Sections

  1. Alpine Meadows Road to Floriston (27 miles)
  2. Floriston (or Farad) to Verdi, NV (9.8 miles)
  3. Verdi to Mayberry Park (8 miles)
  4. Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park (10 miles) see also Reno Whitewater Park at Wingfield
  5. Cottonwood Park to Pyramid Lake

Rapid Descriptions


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Willie B
7 years ago

I've never run this from the Crystal Peak Park, but putting in at River Bend, AKA Verdi Dam can be fun. I would say 500 is the minimum, below that its runnable in a hardshell to about 350, but will not be very fun. total gorilla boating and scrape

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16 years ago

THE VERDI RUN - Just 20 minutes west of Reno, the Verdi offers 2 1/2 hours of Class II-III white water excitement with such rapids as "Gorilla Falls" and "Powerhouse." You pass by the site of the Great Train Robbery on this river run. Its closeness to Reno makes it an easy outing for those vacationing there

Gage Descriptions

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Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2017-06-22 n/a Fatality Other Read More
1997-06-10 Medium Fatality Other Read More



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Action Alert–Support River Access in Nevada!

Megan Hooker

On Thursday, March 28th, the Nevada Assembly Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on AB 396, which is a bill that will ensure access for recreation on Nevada's lakes and streams. Strong access laws are especially important if you enjoy spending time on rivers, and paddler's voices are important in this process for Nevada. You can participate a number of ways…


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